That means it is really important to heed warnings as you may not be able to judge the threat by looking into the approaching storms to your south. As a storm system approaches from the west, scattered showers and thunderstorms will move into southern Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon.
A First Alert Weather Day is in effect for Saturday and Saturday as we continue to see good chances for strong to severe thunderstorms across East Texas. We are still expecting scattered supercell thunderstorms, capable of very large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.
The twisters were among up to 29 that were reportedly spawned by powerful storms that raced through a swath of the central USA stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes on Tuesday evening, destroying dozens of homes, killing two people and injuring dozens of others. 115 countries across 7 states have been impacted by the severe weather. Many homes in the Plains are equipped with underground storm cellars, which provide an even greater degree of safety during threatening weather. Should storms move through in the early morning hours, roads might be drying out by commute time; if storms are sticking around for the morning commute, keep in mind to give yourself some extra space between you and the other vehicles.
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The next chance for severe weather in the area is Thursday night into early Friday morning.
"Certainly, a good portion of central-into-eastern Iowa is looking at the potential for severe storms later this afternoon and into this evening", Cogil says.
MidAmerican Energy Co. reported 4,000 customers in western Iowa without power, and by 10 p.m. had whittled that number down to about 1,500. If that batch gets organized, those storms will move east along the warm front and turn southeast across SE WI. All modes of severe weather will be possible Friday evening.